Domestic altercation leads to arrest

A reported altercation between a woman and her a male family member Sunday led to the man’s arrest on a felony allegation.

Timothy Dorman, 31, will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Monday prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-offense third-degree domestic battery, a Class D felony.

Detective Jeremy Oswalt said during a court hearing that Dorman had previously been convicted of misdemeanor third-degree domestic battery on Dec. 27, 2012.

In his testimony, Oswalt said police were sent to a convenience store at 800 N. Bryant St. to meet the alleged victim, who said that she and Dorman had gotten into an argument over money at an apartment, and the argument turned physical.

Oswalt said the alleged victim had a “knot on her head and lacerations to her left hand” and told police Dorman had “pushed her down.”

He also said police arranged for the alleged victim to be taken to a “secure facility” because “she was afraid to go home.”

Dorman was located later at another address in the Dollarway area and taken into custody.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Dorman to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.